​On Sunday, October 20th, Rockland's law enforcement family remembered the tragic events of the Brinks Robbery at a memorial service on Mountainview Avenue in Nyack. 

In 1981, Sergeant Ed O'Grady, Officer Waverly Brown, and Brinks guard Peter Paige were killed during a robbery.  Members of the Black Liberation Army and Weather Underground robbed a Brinks armored truck of $1.6 million in Nanuet. 

Many officers on the job now weren't even around when this happened.  We must never forget. 
Each year at the October General Meeting the Shields hosts "Candidates Night".  Everyone appearing on the ballot (as reported by the Rockland County Board of Elections) has been invited to this event.  Turnout is usually very good and this is our opportunity to meet those running for office. 

A few important items to remember:  Some terms of office are longer than others - so these people can be in a particular position for a very long time.  Also, many use one position to "springboard" into another position that may be of higher authority (and pay) or a longer term.  SO CHOOSE CAREFULLY. 
We mourn the loss of yet another officer from the NYPD who saw no other way out.  News of another tragic suicide involving an NYPD sergeant occurred in Queens last Tuesday night.  Pray for our brother and his family.  

The Super 50-50 tickets were sent out last month.  If you haven't received them yet (or if you need more tickets) just contact any Board member - or send an email to:


The Super 50-50 drawing will be on November 27th at the General Meeting at the Haverstraw Elks.  Thank you to everyone who already sent in their Super 50-50 tickets.  We appreciate your support.  Good luck to all!  

                            The Super 50-50 and the Golf Outing make our scholarship program possible.


                                                                                                                                     Ed Weireter  

           Blessed be the Lord . .. who trains my hands for war and my fingers for battle. (Psalm 144)​​




​President                     Ed Weireter

1st Vice President      Keith Hansen

2nd Vice President     Lou Falco III

Treasurer                     Joe Cain

Secretary                      Lynn Hayes

Financial Secretary      Jim Sciacca

1st Sgt. at Arms           Mike Heath

2nd Sgt at Arms           Dennis Dodrill

Editor                             Peg Varieur

Chaplain                        George Albin


Orangetown               Daniel Ryan

Clarkstown                  Chris Cortelli

Haverstraw                  Manny Figueroa

Stony Point                  Bob Bertrand

Ramapo                        Mike Higgins    

Trustee at Large          Tim Connolly Jr

​Health and Welfare    John Dillon

​Historian                       Jack Coleman

Past President             Mark Murphy

Rockland County Shields

October 2019